Every day meal plans are a daunting task to do all by yourself, since you have many other tasks in the day, especially on weekdays. Weekends would be more blessed than weekdays because we have time to think and organize. It would be great if there is an early plan laid out for the week ahead such that we know clearly of what to shop and how much to shop for the week. Also, we understand the ease of making the recipes that could either be carry forward through transformation or packing it for lunch, or cooking with the same ingredients for the next day. Considering this, we are back again with the weeknight dinner recipe ideas that could be of help. This menu for weeknights have a blending mix of cuisines across India & the World (Especially for Friday nights) which help in wholesome nutrition for the nights.
We understand that the only peaceful time when you retrospect your fruitful day is at night. It would be lovely if less time goes into planning and preparing the dinners. This week, try Alasande Kaalu Saaru Recipe (Malnad Style Black Eyed Beans Curry), Steamed rice Gorikayi Palya Recipe, Spicy Tomato Pickle Recipe, Rajma and Horse Gram Stuffed Paratha Recipe, Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita Recipe, Bhindi Masala Recipe (Bhindi Tamatar Ki Sabzi), and more. Dry Sabzis can be made into interesting paratha rolls for next morning's breakfast or the curries can also be packed for lunch the next day. Also make sure you soak in the pulses the previous night and sprout them in the morning to make sprout recipes for dinner, or soak them first thing in the morning to make them easy to cook for dinners. Stock up the groceries to ease out the weeknights and spice up daily life with lot more time to do other things than planning to dine. We have also included a whiff of additional plan for your weekend too! Take a look and make your meal plan accordingly for the whole week's dinners.
Rice With Black Eyed Beans Curry, Sabzi and Pickle
This Monday, prepare steamed rice and pair it up with a Malnad Style lobia curry called as alasande kaalu saaru. You can prepare gorikai/gorikayi palya recipe which is made with sauteing cluster beans with simple spices and with added grated coconut. Use any pickle, like a spicy tomato pickle recipe to serve as an accompanying condiment with the dinner, and also an appalam if handy!>>>>
Sheem Posto and Cholar Dal With Tawa Paratha
Flat beans cooked in poppy seeds paste is called Sheem Posto recipe. This recipe is semi dry. Also make a cholar dal recipe in Bengali Style to pair up with the tawa parathas. An Indian vegetable salad with slices of carrots, tomatoes, onions and more can complete the meal plate.>>>>
Biryani, Makhana ka Raita and a Sprouts Salad
Prepare sinfully amazing and a hearty keema biryani prepared from the minced meat. Or the Vegetarians can opt to prepare Methi Matar pulao with spinach and peas. Complete your meal with a sprouts salad on the side.>>>>
Rajma and Horse Gram Stuffed Paratha with Bhindi Masala & Raita
Prepare a stuffed paratha; you can make a paratha with high protein Rajma and Horse gram, and pair it up with delicious Bhindi masala with tomatoes along with lady's finger. Also make Tomato Onion Cucumber raita to complete the pairing.>>>
Matar Ki Puri, Aloo Bhey Sabzi and Saagu
Prepare puffed puris with Matar Ki Puri recipe and pair it up with gravies like Aloo Bhey Ki Sabzi made with potatoes and lotus stem. Also a karnataka style mixed vegetable saagu can be prepared along. You can choose to make one of them as well. And end you meal with Jeera Rice, Curd and the gravy that you chose to make.>>>>>
Thai Red Curry With Jasmine Sticky Rice
Make an exotic meal menu with a Thai Red Curry. you can either opt to make this with chicken, as in Thai red curry with chicken and brinjal, or prepare it instead with a lot of vegetables, for a vegetarian option. Make Thai jasmine sticky rice to have the curry and end your meals with a mild dessert like fried bananas.>>>>
One Pot Chickpea and Brinjal Curry, Rice and Kachumber Salad
Prepare a steamed rice and have it hot along with a one pot chickpea and brinjal curry. Have a Kachumber salad made with cucumber, onion and tomatoes along with meals.